Likelihood of developing cancer in Canadian females by type 2019

Lifetime probability of developing cancer among females in Canada as of 2019, by type

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November 2023



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The probability of developing cancer is calculated based on age- and sex-specific cancer incidence and mortality rates for Canada in 2019.
Quebec and Nova Scotia are excluded because cases diagnosed in Quebec from 2011 onward and cases diagnosed in Nova Scotia in 2019 had not been submitted to the Canadian Cancer Registry at the time of analysis.
“All cancers” includes in situ bladder cancer and excludes non-melanoma skin cancer (neoplasms, NOS; epithelial neoplasms, NOS; and basal and squamous).
CNS: central nervous system
NOS: not otherwise specified

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